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No decision made on business zoning changes

County Council extends rezoning moratorium

By Chris Sardelli

A proposed zoning plan for the Panhandle was stopped in its tracks last week, as Lancaster County Council decided to instead extend its rezoning moratorium.
The original plan for council’s Feb. 27 meeting was for members to hear first reading of an ordinance to add several business zoning classifications to the county’s Panhandle area.


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City awards $50K to Barr Street center

By Jesef Williams

The city of Lancaster is once again giving financial support to Hope on the Hill.
City Council voted unanimously Feb. 28 to award the organization $50,000 to be used for  renovations of the former Barr Street school, now called the Barr Street Family Life Center.
The $50,000, which is specifically targeted for auditorium repairs, will come from the city’s hospitality tax grant fund.
That fund contains a little more than $1 million, said city Administrator Helen Sowell. Grants are given to events and projects that can foster tourism.


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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for 12th house

By Jesef Williams

The weather Tuesday morning was a little chilly, but cooperative enough for some ceremonial red clay to be turned.
At the corner of Meeting and Penny streets, a group including elected officials and volunteers gathered for what represented a major step for a local deserving family.
That’s where the Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity held its groundbreaking for a new house, which is expected to be finished later this year. The address is 701 W. Meeting Street in Lancaster, next to the Penny Street home Habitat is still repairing.


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Larry McCullough campaign

McCullough to run again

Larry McCullough campaign
INDIAN LAND – Republican incumbent District 1 County Councilman Larry McCullough, 60, announced this weekend he is seeking re-election for Lancaster County Council.    
McCullough’s two an-nouncements, one Saturday at 521 BBQ & Grill and another Sunday at The Lake House in Sun City Carolina Lakes, were attended by more than 100 enthusiastic supporters, many of whom signed up to volunteer with the campaign.  


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Woman drives over embankment

By Reece Murphy

Emergency crews responded in force to an accident on Waxhaw Highway on Feb. 20 to rescue a woman from a minivan at the bottom of an embankment.
Though the S.C. Highway Patrol has yet to return calls regarding the accident details, a witness said the 5:15 p.m. accident began several hundred feet north of where it ended, just south of the state line.
Christina Shepherd of Fort Mill said she saw the unidentified driver run off the side of the road and overcorrect. The accident occurred almost as if it were in slow motion, Shepherd said.


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Correction on headline

The Lancaster News headline "Asbestos found in Badcock building" should have said "Asbestos found in OLD Badcock building." The story was not referencing the Badcock building on S.C. 9 Bypass.


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Abatement pushed back plans for USCL

Asbestos found in Badcock building

By Jesef Williams

 Plans to make Main Street Lancaster the local hub for Native American studies have been delayed with the discovery of asbestos in a key building. 


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Truck driver now grateful for fire extinguisher ticket

Good Samaritan steps up

By Chris Sardelli

The small, red fire extinguisher was still smoking as Stephon Chavis turned it over in his hands Wednesday afternoon. 


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Indian Land parent files civil rights complaint

By Reece Murphy

An Indian Land mother has filed a civil rights complaint against the Lancaster County School District alleging racism by school officials at Indian Land high and middle schools. 

In a report that aired Wednesday on WBTV, Krisma Gregory, who is black, said the unfair punishments meted out by school officials in two separate incidents involving her sons were racially motivated.


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S.C. Arts Commission

Two students to compete in Poetry Out Loud contest

Two Lancaster County students are among the 10 finalists who will compete Saturday at the annual Poetry Out Loud state competition sponsored by the S.C. Arts Commission. 

Robert Massey of Andrew Jackson High School and Raina Hill of Buford High School advanced from classroom to school-wide to regional contests to compete for South Carolina's spot in the national finals, which will be held May 13-15 in Washington, D.C., and a shot at a $20,000 scholarship. More than 4,000 South Carolina students competed this year.


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